Rasagola Dibasa (ରସଗୋଲା ଦିବସ)

Rasagola Dibasa (ରସଗୋଲା ଦିବସ): A day to celebrate the sweetness of Rasgulla

Rasagola Dibasa (Odia: ରସଗୋଲା ଦିବସ) or Rasgulla Day is observed on Niladribije of Lord Jagannath in Odisha to commemorate the narrative and grandeur of Rasagola. Rasagola Divasa has been celebrated since 2015, following Nabakalebara.

What is Rasagola Dibasa?

A day for the sweetness of Rasagola. Rasagola was referenced in the Dandi Ramayana by the poet Balaram Das in the 15th century. Lord Jagannath presents Rasagola to Maa Mahalaxmi on Niladribije. So, a social media campaign started in 2015 to celebrate Rasagola Dibasa and since then, it's going on.

Lord Jagannath is offering Rasagola to Maa Laxmi for Manabhanjana on Niladribije before entering into the Jagannath Temple

History of Rasagola:

Rasagola was cooked in Lord Jagannath's kitchen as Kshiramohan or Khiramohan, according to Jagannath Temple mythology, and the name was subsequently modified.

Homemade Rasagola by Seenu Mohapatra
(Homemade Rasagola by Seenu Mohapatra)

When People Celebrate Rasagola Dibasa?

Since Rasagola is offered to Goddess Laxmi on Niladri bije by Lord Jagannath before entering into the Srimandira while returning from the Gundicha temple on Bahuda Jatra, so the people of Odisha decided to celebrate Rasagola Dibasa on the day of Niladribije.

In 2015, two days before Pakhala Dibasa, Dr. Anita Sabat proposed this idea to celebrate a day for Rasagola. Later after a long discussion and many arguments, finally it was decided to celebrate on Niladribije.

In 2015, the 1st Rasagola Dibasa was celebrated on the 30th of July on the day of Niladribije. Since then, we are celebrating Rasagola Dibasa on every Niladribije.

This year in 2022, the Rasagola Dibasa is going to celebrate on the 12th of July with that same way.

The Delicious Pahala Rasagola
(Pahala Rasagola. Photo by: Subhashish Panigrahi, CC BY-SA 3.0)

Why to celebrate Rasagola Dibasa?

Nobody will discuss about your history and culture if you don't talk about them. It is our responsibility to read and write about ourselves.

Rasagola is one such instance. Rasagola was thought to be a Bengali cuisine until the Rasagola Dibasa Celebration in 2015 when many individuals came out to start debates. As a consequence, we learned about the first names, several Rasagola origin myths, and a fact from the Dandi Ramayana.

How to wish someone on Rasagola Dibasa?

It is not necessary to greet someone on Rasagola Dibasa, but you can serve them a delicious Rasagola and tell them about Rasagola's history and facts.

The Delicious Rasagola from Bikalananda Kar
(The Delicious Rasagola from Bikalananda Kar; Photo by Manas Muduli)

The sweetness would undoubtedly strengthen your relationship and affection for that individual, and our heritage and culture may be passed on to a new person.

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